Here is a little secret about grocery stores they really don't want you to know. The prices in the ethnic isle are cheaper than the prices in the spice isle. I have no idea why, but it what it is. I now buy all of my bullion and spices in the mexican isle of my grocery store they are at least $1.00 cheaper per product. I have also been to the local ethnic markets in my town and the meat and canned foods are cheaper there as well.
Go, check it out and see how much you can save.